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  • Post-election committee leadership changes and growing momentum behind bipartisan fixes may lead to tweaks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law for the smallest community banks, larger firms such as PNC Financial Services of Pittsburgh and Regions Financial of Birmingham, Alabama, and insurers, lobbyists and congressional staffers said.

  • Former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank reacts to the Federal Reserve's annual bank stress tests. 29 out of 30 of the participating banks met its requirements.

  • Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), discusses President Obama's budget for 2015 where he plans on eliminating tax breaks tied to the wealthy. Frank also weighs in on job creation and income inequality.

  • Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank discusses the ramifications of Arizona's controversial bill that would end up hurting instead of protecting citizens' rights.

  • Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), discusses why the U.S. needs to "bring some money home."

  • Barney Frank: Economy better with stimulus     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), discusses the state of the economy as President Obama's stimulus plan turns 5 years old.

  • Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank discusses taper options and the uncertainty of the stock market as Janet Yellen prepares to take over the Federal Reserve.

  • Barney Frank on State of the Union     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank predicts the most likely topics of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, including jobs, immigration and income inequality.

  • Barney Frank: Bernanke deserves credit     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Former Congressman Barney Frank, looks back on Ben Bernanke's career as Fed chairman. Frank says Bernanke did an excellent job with QE and the notion that QE caused a wealth gap is wrong.

  • What the 'nuclear option' means for the economy Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to blow up the filibuster on presidential nominations may raise new fiscal crisis risks.

  • Not a witch hunt against JPM: Frank     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Barney Frank, former Massachusetts representative, reacts to an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about JPMorgan's $13 billion settlement. He also feels he should take very little blame for the housing boom and bust.

  • Home prices are up, but home ownership is at its lowest point in 18 years. Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Congressman, discusses the growing trend to rent homes. "Home ownership is good for people who can afford it," he says.

  • Barney Frank dismisses calls for splitting banks Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    Barney Frank, Financial Services Committee ranking member

    Former Rep. Barney Frank on Monday dismissed calls to bring back a Depression-era law that divided commercial and investment banking.

  • Dodd-Frank: Slow but steady     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:17 PM ET

    Regulators have written 14,000 pages and finalized 155 rules of the Dodd-Frank Act since Washington vowed to fix Wall Street, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Retired Mass. Rep. Barney Frank (D) discusses whether the bill can accomplish that.

  • Regulation: Still Good for Wall Street?     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), explains why he is attending SALT and whether there is a discrepancy between Wall Street and the rest of the country.

  • Former Congressman Barney Frank, (D-MA), discusses how he heard the news about the Boston area lockdown, and its impact on the city.

  • An effort is building in Congress to change marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.

  • Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:17 PM ET

    Is it time to put spending cuts front and center in the debate? Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), discusses the odds of getting a deal on the fiscal cliff. "The country is ready for substantial reductions in military spending," he says.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- Wells Fargo has gone to court to challenge a financial-crisis lawsuit recently brought against it by the Justice Department, saying a prior multi-bank $25 billion mortgage settlement already cleared it of some liability.

  • *CEOs demand Congress find debt solution. WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Chief executives of more than 80 big U.S. corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Cisco Systems and Boeing, joined forces to press Congress to reduce the federal deficit in a rare show of broad corporate unity.